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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

my bronzing besties

best bronzers for summer
best bronzers for summer

As mentioned last week me and blusher broke up last year in favour of bronzer. I’ve always liked bronzer… but now I love it.There is nothing like a bronzed cheek in the right shade and finish to perk up even the dullest looking skin tones.

Summer has dawned and there is nothing I desire more than a flattering kiss of the terracotta stuff. My olive skin tone doesn’t like a lot of bronzers though, with too many pulling too muddy or ashy and some looking like I’ve just left the cast of TOWIE.

Here’s a quick lowdown of my favourite bronzing compacts right now.

The Body Shop Honey Bronzer* has been a firm favourite for a while. I have it in shade 2, 3 and 4 but I think 3 is my personal favourite. Not too chalky, never dull and gives the right glow to the face. It’s also really budget friendly and comes in beautiful honey inspired packaging.

Guerlain Four Seasons Terracotta Bronzing Powder* has been at the top of my bronzing wardrobe for such a long time now. 4 different shades of warm orangey glow that swirl together to  add that extra warmth in all the right places.

I’m a recent convert over to Benefit Hoola* as well - Ages ago I thought it was too muddy for my skin tone but it’s grown on me. It's great for adding shape to the face as it's not too shimmery or orange in tone.

52 comments

  1. I've been meaning to try The Body Shop's bronzer for so long!

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    x

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  2. I really want the hoola, I always wonder if its worth the money but everyone goes crazy for it so defo think I shall be buying!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  3. Everyone is talking about this Benefit Hoola bronzer. I need to try it!

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    http://mathildasbeautylife.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hoola is my all time favourite but I love the Body Shop one too! So cool that your names on your Hoola :)
    xxx

    http://www.maisymeow.com/

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  5. I absolutely love bronzers as well at the moment, I think my favourites have to be the Nars Laguna and Soap & Glory's Wonder Bronzer. Not sure how I've never tried the Body Shop's one yet though.

    Kristy | http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11933907

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  6. Hoola is always a staple bronzer! I really want to try the Body shop one, I've heard so many positive reviews xx

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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  7. i've heard great things about that bodyshop bronzer, i LOVE hoola aswell :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  8. I do love the Body Shop's offering, although my personal favourite is Nars Laguna:) Paired with concealer and mascara in summer you can't go wrong!

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

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  9. Everyone loves the body shop bronzer! I must try it!!
    Little Beauty Blog
    Elizabeth x

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  10. Hoola is one of my favourites! I've had it for ages and it's still going strong!

    Tilly Enn// A beauty and fashion blog

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  11. I'm 100% a bronzer girl, think I'm going to try the Body Shop honey bronze as I've heard so many great things! x

    www.vickiruann.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. The Body shop one is on the list, heard all good things about it :) xx
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. love the sound of these bronzers! I definitely need to try them out. thanks for sharing :) xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Tea ♥

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  14. The body shop one seems amazing - and I love that it isn't too pricey!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  15. I really want the Benefit Hoola Bronzer and the Body Shop Honey Bronzer! They look lovely ♡

    Eila | theblushingbrunettes
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  16. the color of your bronzer seems really light

    http://www.ryokogurl.com/

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  17. Love the Hoola bronzer x
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Heard good stuff about the body shop bronzer, might have to give it a whirl

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Really want to try the benefit hoola bronzer, it sounds great and I recently picked up the body shop one and definitely agree with you, its lovely :)

    Millie x
    smudgesofthoughts

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  20. The Hoola Bronzer is the only bronzer I've ever tried, and I definitely love it! I've been wanting to try other bronzers lately as well, and I think I'll give the Body Shop one a try :)

    www.imaniqbal.blogspot.com

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  21. I love The Body Shop's bronzer, I've only had it a few days but it's so perfect for my skin tone I can't ever imagine life without it!
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  22. The body shop bronzer is next on my shopping list. I have stuck religiously to Hoola and Nars Casino for years so looking forward to trying something new!

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  23. I adore the Bodyshop's bronzer, it's wonderful for people with paler skin! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I really want the Hoola and Body Shop bronzers!

    Michelle
    THEMDNBLOG.blogspot.com

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  25. I love the Hoola bronzer and The Body Shop Honey bronzer is amazing too :) xx

    www.girluninterpreted.co.uk

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  26. I love bronzer and always choose it over blusher.

    My new favourite bronzer/blusher/highlighter combo is the Seventeen Shimmer Block - so pretty!

    Lucy

    www.lucyslookbook.com

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  27. I have tons of bronzers and shimmer bricks. I just discovered Too Face's blush/bronzer and it's amazing!!! They have a few different colors and my fave is the pink. Here is the link http://www.inallofhersplendor.com/2014/07/29/makeup-that-will-give-you-a-summer-glow/

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  28. I'm a bronzer lover too! But I'm starting to like blush more and more at the moment! I think I'm definitly going to try the honey bronzer by The Body Shop, they look so good! xx
    http://darkmaterialworld.blogspot.com/

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  29. Oh, the packaging of the Body Shop Honey Bronzer is very cute! Looks like a beautiful shade too!

    eliphi.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I am so temped to add Guerlain Bronzer to my basket! So pretty. Loving Hoola. x

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  31. really want to try the body shop honey bronzer xx

    http://cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. I have the same problem with olive skin! I love the Body Shop bronzer, luckily I accidentally bought a darker shade than I meant too but now I am slightly more tanned, it suits perfectly. Gorg!
    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com xx

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  33. I love the body shop bronzer, it adds such a natural glow to the skin x
    http://beautyssimplicity.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I want a customised one! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  35. I really want to try the body shop honey bronzer, heard so many great things about it!

    Hannah xxx
    http://adayinthelifeofanortherngirl.blogspot.com

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  36. I love the hoola bronzer from benefit as it doesn't have any shimmer :)
    emmasbeginning

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  37. I'm torn between getting the Hoola or Honey Bronzer

    Sophia | http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  38. You've just reminded me that I have Hoola in my drawer! Will be getting that out!

    Adore The Body Shop honey bronzer- is so perfectly matt!

    Daisy x
    www.cupcakesandcherries.com

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  39. I have the bodyshop bronzer and I'm in love. It's so affordable and it's great for an all over glow. xx

    http://not-so-new-york.blogspot.com

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  40. I love me some bronzer, I really want to try that Hoola from benefit! Xxx

    thelittleladydiaries.blogspot.ie

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  41. Think it's time I by a Benefit bronzer..they are pretty and amazing! Been wanting one forever!

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  42. The Body Shop Honey Bronzer is the one for me, but I like Hoola as well! :)

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. Love Hoola, I only have a small sample pan but will be buying the full sized once that is used up! Also need to give the Honey Bronzer a try, everyone seems to love it!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  44. All gorgeous bronzers!! Acessorize have a really nice baked bronzer for under £10.
    I'm doing a MAC giveaway on my blog when I reach 100 followers on my Bloglovin' page go check it out!!
    Charlotte x

    styleaked.blogspot.co.uk
    http://www.bloglovin.com/charrumsby

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  45. i've heard so much about all of these three. I should definitely try at least one of them
    Girl's Temptations

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  47. I love you blog so much, I've just re-started my blog would you mind checking it out?

    Thank you,

    Ellen - http://pandorasbeautysecrets.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. I REALLY want to try the Body Shop so I need to get myself over there. I'm just quite intimidated by bronzing and how you apply it and with what brush. What brush would you recommend using with it?

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  49. I love Benefit's Hoola, it is just the right shade for my skin tone, and makes me look as if I have just had a gentle touch of the sun. I love it.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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